Human Ectocervical Cells

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Title: Human Ectocervical Cells
Description: Infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with various cancers, including cervical cancer. Researchers are working to understand the processes by which HPV can transform a healthy cell into a cancerous one. This image shows human ectocervical cells (HEC), growing in 3D air-liquid interface culture. Green color represents cytokeratin 14 (K14), red represents involucrin, and nuclei are shown in blue.

This image was originally submitted as part of the 2016 NCI Cancer Close Up project.

This image is part of the NCI Cancer Close Up 2016 collection.

See also https://visualsonline.cancer.gov/closeup2016.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- Cervical Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute \ Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Creator: Ewa Krawczyk
Date Created: 2013
Date Added: April 11, 2016
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.